POLITICAL NOTES: Patronage Deferred

Patronage Deferred

If politics is the art of getting people to do what you want, President Franklin D. Roosevelt during his first fortnight in office performed as a consummate political artist. His frank, cheerful, direct methods drove Washington correspondents to superlatives of praise. He had Congress eating out of his steady hand. In two weeks he put through nearly two years' worth of important legislation. His smiling facility charmed even rabid Republicans. In a dozen days 14,000 laudatory telegrams swamped the White House. Catching the temper of the times the national commander...

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